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international union. jim hoffa is president of the international brotherhood of teamsters. and lee saunders is president of the american federation of state, county and municipal employees. welcome, all three, to the newshour. lee saunders, let me start with you. on this labor day at a time when too many americans are out of work, how healthy is organized labor? >> we have taken our hits over the past two and three years especially in the public sector where we've had very, very right wing conservative governors steal our voices away from us, take collective bargaining away from us in wisconsin. scott walker limited our right to bargain and have a union. john kay sick tried to do the same thing in ohio. we were able to beat him back by more than a 2-to-1 margin. what doing now is mobilizing, organizing and educating our members. this is possibly the most important election organized labor has been faced with for many many years. we've under attack like never before and we have to fight back. >> ifill: mr. hoffa, here we are in north carolina, probably the least unionized state in the countr
today about the president's second term plans for big labor. teamster's president james hoffa said that president obama has a big gift for organized labor if he wins in november. he says the president will push for a controversial change to how unions are allowed to organize. john informant is a columnist with a magazine and an author. john, good to see you today. what do you think this big gift for labor is all about? >> apparently lots of people have an understanding of what the president's second term is, but he's not going to share that with the person people. remember he told the russian president, give a message to vladimir putin, i will have more flexibility in my second term. well apparently he's sending that same message to jimmy hoffa the head of the teamster's union, he'll have more flexibility. a gift to the labor unions? it's not probably something congress can pass because they will probably be controlled in the house by the problems. it will probably be an executive order. i think we will see an executive order that stretches to the outer limits the executive authori
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)